January 15, 2017

Reap the Heap #5: Mr. November

Adding a 4th card to the heap today.

Card #4
1998 Score #22 Derek Jeter

1998 Score #22 Derek Jeter

January 14, 2017

January Mail Day Part 2: The Big Three

Now for some more cards from my January pick-ups.

This post is focused on the trio of pitchers that made the Braves so good for a decade.

January 11, 2017

Reap the Heap #5: Bentley

Time to add another card to the heap.  This one is former FAU Owl, Alfred Morris.

Card #3
2012 Upper Deck #53 Alfred Morris

January 10, 2017

January Mail Day Part One: Triple Kelly

I completed another trade on the Beckett site and this one was big.  I received over 30 cards from another user in exchange for about 20 cards of my own.  This has the making of a multiple post mail day so we'll start with football cards since they composed only a smaller part of the trade.

2002 Topps Chrome Warren Sapp
This was the lone Warren Sapp card in the trade.  The condition isn't in the best shape, but good thing that I am not the biggest stickler for condition.  This card is a great representation of how Sapp played the game, full of enthusiasm.

January 07, 2017

Cards I Like: 2009 O-Pee-Chee Black #460

Back in November, when I was pondering whether or not to get back into collecting and reviving the blog, I remember running across this post over at the Chronicles of Fuji.

I loved the post discussing and showing off black bordered cards, with music, all on Black Friday.

But I did notice that one of my favorite black-border parallel sets was missing from that post.  And that would be the black-border parallels from 2009 O-Pee-Chee.

2009 O-Pee-Chee had a very retro feel to it with old-school cardboard stock and non-glossy fronts.  I think that is the reason this is one of my favorite sets of the modern era. And the black-bordered parallels fit great with them, especially on the studio shots: